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Torah Portion

Leviticus Asks Tough Societal Questions

By Rabbi Joshua Waxman Parshat Vayikrah Every year around this time we complete our reading of the Book of Exodus and roll over into Leviticus. Suddenly, our...

Mirror Reflects More Than an Image

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Parshat Pekudei “And he set the laver between the Tent of the Meeting and the altar, and put water there for washing....

The Taxman Cometh: Implications

By Rabbi Joel Seltzer Parshat Vayakhel If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too...

No Single Leadership Style Ideal

By Rabbi Alan Iser Parshat Ki Tisa In this week’s Torah portion, we encounter two very different leadership styles in the ways Moses and Aaron deal...

God’s Attentiveness Response to Need

By Rabbi Kelilah Miller Parashat Tetzaveh This week’s Torah portion, Tetzaveh, presents us with a long list of specifications for the vestments of the priests, who...

Synagogue More Than Just a Community Center for Jews

By Rabbi Lawrence Troster Parshat Terumah One of the major themes of the Bible is the concern with the place of God’s presence. As biblical scholar Baruch...

Justice for All Precedes Righteousness

By Rabbi Abe Friedman Parshat Mishpatim Last week I had the privilege of traveling with two of my uncles to Mobile, Ala., where they and my...

Our Relationship Status is Complicated

By Rabbi Eric Yanoff Parshat Yitro Who are we? What are we? I picture that question, asked by countless romantic couples, perhaps at a café, in a...

Sing, Remember on Path to Liberation

By Rabbi Annie Lewis Parshat Beshalach In this week’s parshah, Beshalach, we make our way out of Egypt via a roundabout route and a march through...

Making the Most Out of Our Freedom

By Rabbi Daniel Levitt Parshat Bo This week’s Torah portion, Bo, marks the beginning of the Jewish people’s freedom from slavery in Egypt. It begins where last...